The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall is a treasured part of Quill’s season, and a truly unique experience in Richmond. Come see ‘Shakespeare Under the Stars’, where we perform some of the Bard’s finest work in the courtyard of an authentic Tudor home built in the 15th century and brought over from Lancashire, England in 1926. There’s nothing else like it on the East coast!
This year’s Festival will feature performances of Love’s Labour’s Lost (June 2nd – June 25th) and Macbeth (July 7th – 30th), as well as a special performance of The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) on July 1st. Performances are Thursdays – Sundays and start at 7:30pm.
The Whole Experience
The grounds open at 6pm for pre-show picnickers. Feel free to bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the beautiful gardens surrounding Agecroft, as well as the spectacular view from the Bluff. As you dine, members of Lord Moxley’s Players, the Festival Young Company, will stroll the grounds and entertain you with Shakespearean monologues, sonnets, and songs. The museum is not open for tours at this time. Please note: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the grounds.
Do I need to bring my own chair?
No, there is stadium style seating in the courtyard.
Is there Accessible seating available?
Yes! Please give the Box Office notice if you will require Accessible seating, and the staff will mark off enough seats for you and your party in the appropriate section. The Box Office can be reached at 804-340-0115.
Is seating General Admission, and what time should I arrive to get a good seat?
Seating is General Admission. You can arrive as early as 6pm to picnic on the grounds before the show. The house will open at 7:00pm. To ensure a good seat, you should arrive no later than 7:15pm.
What if it rains?
If it’s raining before the show…
…remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts.
If it rains during the show…
…the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let up. If we can’t go on, then…
-If we stopped before intermission, you have a choice: 1) full refund at point of purchase OR 2) voucher to return on another night
-If the play is rained out after intermission, you will receive a voucher only. Please note: you must be present to receive a rain voucher.
How can I use my rain voucher?
To use your rain voucher, please call the Quill Box Office at 804-340-0115 to arrange your new tickets. You will need to present the rain voucher at the Box Office in order to pick up your new tickets. Please note: Rain vouchers may only be used for Festival performances and are non-transferable to future Quill performances unless otherwise indicated.
Do you offer student rush tickets?
Student rush tickets are available at the door only to full-time students for $10. Students must show a valid ID in order to obtain a ticket. Tickets are released 5 minutes prior to curtain on a first come-first served basis, space permitted. There is no guarantee of tickets being available.
Is there a restaurant or food options on the grounds?
There isn’t a restaurant on the grounds, but there is a concession stand, which sells soft drinks, waters, and various snacks before the show and at intermission.